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New briefs - March 27 edition

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ATV safety class begins April 15

There will be an ATV safety class for youth between 11-15 years old. Anyone born after June 30, 1987 is required by law to be certified. Registration will be held April 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Knob Hill Sportsman Club in Wadena or at the Menahga or Sebeka Fire Halls. The written test will be held Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. The field test will be Saturday, April 26 at 8 a.m.

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For more information, call Brad at (218) 631-1523, Dave at (218) 639-8123 or Dean at (218) 639-3279.

Senior Health clinic set for April 18

A Senior Health Clinic sponsored by Wadena County Public Health will be held Friday, April 18, 2014 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Humphrey Manor. Health screening including blood pressure, vision, hearing, medication review, foot care, immunizations, and health information and referrals are provided. Bring any medications along. Participants are asked to bring their MN Health Plan card if they have one.

For further information call Public Health at (218) 631-7629.

Hobbs benefit on tap April 5

Ruth Hobbs, a six-year-old from New York Mills, was diagnosed with leukemia in December 2013. She is receiving weekly chemo treatments at Roger Maris Cancer Center. Ruth is the daughter of Susan and Jerry Hobbs and the granddaughter of Margaret and Richard Dutton of Ottertail.

A benefit for Hobbs will be held Saturday, April 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the New York Mills School. There will be a dinner, bake sale and silent auction. Monetary donations are being accepted at any Wells Fargo under the Ruth Hobbs donation fund or mail it to PO Box 8, Wahpeton, ND 58074.

If you wish to donate an item for the silent auction please contact Margaret at (218) 367-2117, Lisa Rudolph at (218) 639-5210 or Amy Ahlfs at (218) 770-5844.

Old Wadena Society to meet April 6

The annual meeting of the Old Wadena Society is being held this year at 1p.m. on Sunday, April 6 at the Bull's Eye Restaurant in Verndale. The meeting is open to the public. While the meeting officially begins at 1 p.m., attendees are encouraged to come early for the buffet or order off the menu. The program for the annual meeting is "Underwater Treasurers" with Bill Mathies of Brainerd presenting the program.

Mathies, owner of the Minnesota School of Diving, presents "Underwater Discoveries". With over 50 years of professional diving experience, Mathies will show slides and discuss the wide variety of discoveries and interesting articles he has encountered in area lakes and rivers during his career.

Other business at the annual meeting will include election of members of the Old Wadena Society board of directors and discussion of future events, including dedication on Saturday, May 17, of the recently completed 500 yard-plus long bog walk at Old Wadena, and plans for this year's Old Wadena Rendezvous and Folk Music Festival Aug. 8 - 10.

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